Monday, July 12, 2010

Whatever happened to...

.............the Compendium Eucharisticum? You may remember that on March 25th 2009 the CDW published this volume. The first part concerns doctrine and theology of the Eucharist, the second major liturgical texts and the third devotional prayers connected with the Mass and Eucharistic adoration. It was presented to the Pope on October 22nd 2009. The text was in Latin. I just thought vernacular versions might have been available by now. Alciun Reid reviewed it in the Catholic Herald and on the NLM. It is interesting in that it gives the order of Mass for both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms and also the office for Corpus Christi in both forms of the Roman Rite.
It is available in Latin from Pax Books at $48.61. I may look out for it in the Vatican bookshop when I`m in Rome in October but I hope the vernacular versions won`t be much longer in being produced as it sounds like a useful tool for catechesis.

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